Amber Rudd

Brussels could pay EU nationals' application fees to stay in UK

Juncker said to sympathise with proposal to cover expected £72 cost to seek ‘settled status’<p>Brussels could seek the moral high ground by covering the application costs of EU nationals who want to stay in the UK after Brexit, under proposals being discussed at the highest levels of the European …

Brexit

The Home Office is deporting an atheist because he doesn't know about Plato

<b>By Felicity Hannah</b><p>An ex-Muslim asylum-seeker with a British partner is to be deported back to Pakistan because he couldn't name Aristotle or …

Atheism

Police cuts putting residents at risk, says MP

A local MP has told a Government minister police cuts across the region are putting residents at risk during parliamentary proceedings.

Manchester

Matthew Hancock: Tech’s ally in Brexit storm

LONDON — Matthew Hancock is Westminster’s latest comeback kid.<p>The protégé of former Chancellor George Osborne was going places until Britain voted to …

Brexit

We've seen enough to know Theresa May can't change. She must go

When Theresa May took control of the country in 2016, many didn’t expect her to last long. Brexit divisions would bring her down within six months, senior officials predicted. Somehow, though, Mrs May defied them. Each time the Government teeters on the brink of disaster, it pulls back. Mrs May, …

Brexit

NHS England Has Been Accused Of Running A Misleading Ad For A Christmas GP Service That Already Existed

The Advertising Standards Authority received several complaints about a newspaper ad, which appeared to suggest that GP appointments over the Christmas holidays was a new service.<p>The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received several complaints accusing NHS England of making misleading claims …

Advertising Standards Authority

German minister praises Macron's EU plans after Merkel Paris visit

German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Emmanuel Macron's plans presents a "historic opportunity" for Europe on Saturday after the French …

European News

Bright Blue: A small liberal Tory think tank has helped cement Theresa May’s new love for the environment

Theresa May’s sudden embrace of environmental policy is one of the most interesting and untold stories of the last few months.<p>At least one chapter …

Brexit

Second former St. Ambrose College pupil promoted by Theresa May

A SECOND former St. Ambrose College pupil has been promoted by Theresa May.<p>Paul Maynard has earned promotion from Under Secretary for Transport to …

Manchester

Plots to remove Theresa May are building within the parliamentary Tory party

The Prime Minister can only blame herself for a cabinet stuffed with mediocrities.<p>Immediately after Theresa May’s reshuffle her more positive …

Brexit

France scoffs at Boris Johnson’s plan for bridge across the English Channel

LONDON — As Britain prepares for its departure from the European Union, there has been ample discussion about the building of bridges as Britain finds its new place in the world.<p>And maybe that means building an actual bridge.<p>Britain’s flamboyant foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, sparked a debate …

World News

UK to accept 260 unaccompanied minors

| <b>Published —</b> Friday 19 January 2018<p>French President Emmanuel Macron and Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hold a press conference at the Royal …

Migration

12 Times Donald Trump's White House Insulted Britain In His First Year As President

Sadiq Khan. Theresa May. South London. His list of British targets is long.<p>It seemed to start so well. Theresa May was the first foreign leader …

Donald Trump

Battle of Hastings site launches rival bid to display Bayeux tapestry

English Heritage and local MPs start tug-of-war with British Museum over loan of 11th-century artwork expected in 2022<p>The Bayeux tapestry should be displayed at the site of the battle of Hastings, according to English Heritage, which hopes to launch a rival bid to the British Museum’s plan to show …

British Museum

We're One Step Closer To ‘Buffer Zones’ Outside Abortion Clinics

News<p>The government are working to tackle anti-abortion protestors outside clinics and want you to share your stories.<p>We know that, unfortunately, …

Rights & Freedoms

Queen Elizabeth Hospital doctor told to leave UK next week even though 30,000 petitioners want him to stay

A Birmingham doctor has been told to leave the UK by the end of next week despite a petition signed by almost 30,000 people calling for him to …

Birmingham, UK

Brexiteers can get rid of foreigners or save the NHS – but not both

Damned hard Brexiters and immigration paranoids have won. Foreigners out.<p>In this post-truth age, information is no match for perceptions and …

Health Care

Up to a million new EU migrants could still get permanent residency rights here after Brexit

<b>UP to a million new EU migrants could still get permanent residency rights here after Brexit.</b>They would qualify if Theresa May accepts the EU’s fresh …

Brexit

Bank refused to close woman's joint account unless she attended meeting with her rapist

A bank refused to close a woman's joint account unless she attended a meeting with the man who had repeatedly raped her.<p>The issue was raised in the …

Theresa May

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in Britain as it leaves French shores for first time in 950 years

The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in Britain after French president Emmanuel Macron gave the move his seal of approval, it emerged last night.<p>The loan of the 70m-long embroidered artwork, which depicts events of the 11th Century leading up to the Norman conquest of England, is to leave …

Mark Rutte

'My captors took everything, my job gives me a future'

<b>There are at least 13,000 victims of modern slavery living in Britain's towns and cities, it is estimated.</b><p>But many argue that the number is probably much higher.<p>Those who escape or are discovered often recover physically but suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety attacks.<p>They are …

Slavery

Brexit Bulletin: Emmanuel Macron's Bayeux bonus

Good afternoon.<p>Nigel Farage might regret expressing even a whiff of interest in fighting a second referendum given that European leaders are still trying to exploit it. The European Union is “not throwing the British out”, Jean-Claude Juncker declared in the European Parliament this morning, …

Brexit

Vigilantes threaten to expose secret hideaway of Poppi Worthington's dad who is accused of sexually abusing toddler before her death

The Government is considering the Poppi Worthington case - as vigilantes threaten to expose the secret hide out of her father.<p>Home Secretary Amber …

Crime

Cumbria police 'failed to learn lessons' over Poppi Worthington, it is claimed

Cumbria police have been accused of failing to learn lessons from their failure in the Poppi Worthington case as it emerged that they have been criticised by the watchdog over their handling of child abuse allegations in recent weeks.<p>Just days before a coroner ruled that Poppi had been sexually …

Tim Farron

Alexander Downer spies for Five Eyes (Part 1)

<b>Alexander Downer, our man in London, is a renowned political opportunist and business gamester.</b><p>Media reports that he is embarrassed about being …

Keynesian Economics

Focus: Why business isn’t tackling the gender pay gap

After almost a decade of working for a multi-million-dollar tech company in London, Abigail Cartwright found out that some of her male colleagues, …

Gender

UK cabinet divided over EU trade talks stance

Theresa May faces a cabinet split over the position Britain should adopt in its forthcoming trade talks with the EU, with increasingly assertive …

Brexit

Who are the current Cabinet ministers and who also attends Cabinet meetings?

<b>The Prime Minister reshuffled her cabinet ministers last week following resignations from a new number of key figures.</b><p>The changes, which will be …

Brexit

Midlands MP demands action over Brexit death threats

The high profile backbench Tory MP Anna Soubry has compiled a dossier of threats and abuse, including demands for her to be hanged for treason, over …

Brexit

London lines up to banish plastic straws

The Evening Standard’s campaign against plastic drinking straws is gathering momentum.<p>More top restaurants have promised not to use them and to offer …

Simone Biles